In February, Fila debuted the Spaghetti Knit, a lightweight update to the bulky Stackhouse I. Now, the brand is ready to upgrade its fan-favorite Grant Hill 2 for the next generation and release the Fila 96 Knit.
Unveiled by Fila’s VP creative director of footwear Tobin Dorn, the “remastered” Fila 96 Knit is exactly what you’d imagine; it retains the classic styling of the Grant Hill 2 (which made it onto the feet of 2Pac and other legendary rappers), the padded thick tongue, and heel strap. However, the 2018 update flaunts stunning knit patterns at the side panels and toes that should also make the shoe much more breathable.
The Fila 96 Knit appears to ride atop the same tooling the usual 96 does; that means wearers will get a supremely comfortable ride due to the 2A cushioning and ridiculously soft foam Fila uses on the 96. The Fila 96 is still one of my favorite sneakers — for both comfort and aesthetics — so I can’t wait for the knit build.
The Fila Spaghetti Knit retailed for $100 so expect the Fila 96 Knit to retail for around the same price. There is no official word yet on when the shoe, and the Fila Fusion Collections, will arrive Stateside but we’ll be sure to update you.
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